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John BARNES

Regimental number1079
Date of birth2 July 1865
Place of birthTodmington, Lancashire, England
True NameHELLIWELL, John
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 3"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMrs Helliwell, 67 Napier Street, Bradford, England
Previous military serviceServed for 16 years in the Lachashire Fusiliers, British Army; time expired.
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 August 1916
Discharge date10 October 1916
Other details

True age at embarkation: 49.

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 17 August 1915; discharged (medically unfit: chronic rheumatism), Adelaide, 10 October 1916.

War service: 1 year 31 days (of which 332 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Subsequently returned to England.

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